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Picture Book Thanksgiving Dinner Help

Roast TurkeyThanksgiving: by far my favorite holiday! All that’s expected is a good meal with family and friends. For help in the kitchen, just click any picture on this page to get to the Gotta’ Eat, Can’t Cook Thanksgiving Help page that provides a planning and timing guide with links to step-by-step picture book recipes that show how to make favorite Thanksgiving dinner dishes: roast turkey (cooked quickly and tenderly at high heat), turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, bread stuffing, easy and flavorful pie crust, apple pie, and an assortment of whipped creams.

 

Thanksgiving Planning & Timing Guide

Wishing you, your family and friends a happy Thanksgiving!

Full-On Flavorful Fresh Basil Pesto Picture Book Recipe

Basil PestoI call fresh basil pesto “summer butter”. It’s always in my fridge, and I use it regularly on pasta and grains, as a sandwich spread, with chicken or fish, on freshly cooked or uncooked vegetables (absolute killer on freshly cooked corn on the cob) – just about anything. Great stuff!

Here are the ingredients and…

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6 Days to Cancer Ride + Almond Butter Power Fuel in Pictures

6 days to the Central Mass. Bicycles Battling Cancer ride (please consider donating – I’m just about half way to my $300 goal). Almond butter will certainly be part of the breakfast I have to power that ride next Sunday. I had a fat tablespoon of it just now with French toast (made with killeer BirchTree Bread Co. seeded levain bread) to prep for a 30+ mile I’ll take later this morning. Here’s what you need to make almond butter on your own.

The food processor does all the work (yah, you definitely need a food processor). You just have to clean the food processor when it’s done – but that cleaning is well worth the incredibly fresh, rich flavor.  Click any picture on this page for complete step-by-step picture book directions that, you bet, include how to clean a food processor (sometimes you just can’t have too much fun!).

Fuel up, ride on!

Warm Apple, Kiwi and Cranberry Fruit Topping Picture Book Recipe

Apple Kiwi and Cranberry Fruit ToppingLast post showed how to ripen and prepare fresh kiwifruits (kiwis). Here’s a fully flavorful way to have those kiwis warmed in a pan with fresh apples and cranberries either as is or over hot cereal, or any way you like.

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Chop And Mix Fresh Salsa Step-By-Step Picture Book Recipe

Chop and Mix Fresh SalsaDig salsa? I sure do, especially when it’s zesty crisp and fresh. Here’s how to make it on your own quickly, easily, AND much more flavorfully than what you find at the store.

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Crepes Made Easy Picture Book Recipe

Froome Takes Yellow & Crepes Made Easy

How ’bout celebrating the well underway, rippin’ fast 103rd Tour de France with fantastically flavorful fresh crepes, which are no-kidding just as easy to make but much more versatile than plain flapjack pancakes?

Here are the ingredients you need.

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Breakfast Yorkshire Pudding Picture Book Recipe

Breakfast Yorkshire PuddingApril 19th is Patriots’s Day, the day the first shots were fired in 1775 in Lexington, Massachusetts, between British troops and American colonists. On that day, and all through the Revolutionary War that lasted 8 years, all Americans were still considered British subjects.

Why the brief history? Because I think it’s an enlightening backdrop to breakfast Yorkshire pudding, which as easy to make as they are fantastically flavorful to eat.

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Yorkshire Pudding Picture Book Recipe

Yorkshire PuddingI first made Yorkshire pudding a couple years ago when the Tour de France raced through Yorkshire province in England. Yorkshire pudding, as you can see in the picture above, is nothing like the pudding we’re used to in the states. Instead, it’s more like a combination of muffin and dinner roll made with equal parts flour, egg, and milk and seasoned lightly with salt and ground black pepper as shown in the ingredients picture below.

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Pumpkin Pumped Whipped Cream – All in Pictures


Pumpkin Pumped Whipped CreamI started making pumpkin pumped fresh whipped cream last year by substituting some of the sugar used to make fresh whipped cream with Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter. Now, if you can’t get pumpkin butter, you can use pumpkin pie spice and the equivalent amount of apple butter, which usually readily available. Here’s a shot of the ingredients you need.

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Pistachio Pesto: Nutty, Herby, and All in Pictures

Pistachio PestoIf you like pistachios and basil or are already a big fan of pesto, you’ll love this recipe. As I mention on the first page of the step-by-step picture book recipe shown below you can get by clicking any picture on this page,…

Pistachio Pesto Picture Book Recipe

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